When I don’t have the words, it’s fantastic to find someone else who does.
This is simply the inevitable outcome of “pro-life” thinking: denying a woman medical treatment because her foetus – a foetus which is going to die anyway – is more important than she is.
Because “pro-life” attitudes result in laws which value a dying foetus over a live woman. Because “pro-life” laws create situations where doctors – people who, “pro-lifers” are so fond of telling us, are Sworn To Do No Harm – are so afraid of the legal consequences, so bound by illogical, irrational regulations (and, depending on how you read that “this is a Catholic country” comment, so married to their personal religious beliefs) that they will stand by while a woman goes through incredible pain and dies.
Because hey, the doomed foetus had a fuckin’ heartbeat, people. And we know how much pro-lifers love heartbeats. As long as they belong to a foetus, of course…
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